Dupont Plaza & Streetscape Project
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is investing at least $25 million for a new, multi-modal streetscape along Connecticut Avenue, from Dupont Circle to California Street, NW. A plaza will deck over the Connecticut Avenue underpass to create a multi-use public space between Dupont Circle and Q Street, NW. During the construction phase, the BID will collaborate with the property owners, businesses and DDOT to limit construction impacts and draw people to the neighborhood.
The “Dupont Plaza” will be built on a new deck or platform above Connecticut Avenue, NW from north of the circle to Q Street, NW. The plaza will provide a flexible and welcoming public space for everyday activities, special events, and gatherings such as markets, movies, performances, and art and cultural events. The Streetscape project will address the sidewalks from curb to building front along the Connecticut Avenue, NW corridor from the north side of Dupont Circle to California Avenue, NW. The Streetscape project will beautify the corridor with new light poles, tree boxes and benches, plus new sustainable stormwater management features.
This project will be a transformative project for the Dupont Circle community, enhancing the vitality, economic opportunities, and quality of life for local businesses, residents and visitors. The Dupont Plaza and Streetscape project will harness public investment to provide a flexible and welcoming public space as well as an enjoyable, refreshed streetscape.
The Dupont Circle BID will work with DDOT and the ANC to keep stakeholders informed about community meetings and public input forums.
Click here for details as this project progresses. For more information, view the DDOT press release.